Please join Mayor Cahill, City Councilor Houseman , and the City of Beverly Planning Departmentto to learn about a draft zoning amendent that seeks to create a path to preserve historic structures, and in the process, offers addtional housing options in the City. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 PM, and will be held at the Council Chambers in City Hall (191 Cabot Street).
The primary goal of the amendment is to establish regulations that would help preserve historic residential buildings, structures and where possible historic landscape features that are part of a historic estate. The draft regulations also contemplate a process that allows adaptive reuse of historic non-residential buildings as well. Consistent with the City of Beverly Comprehensive Plan, the draft regulations will also create additional opportunities to provide much needed housing units that maintain the character of the City’s neighborhoods